I have ten years of experience working in the field with local communities, Government, International Organizations and Research Institutions. Highlighted work includes:
Field work, Ethiopia (2017)
I received a Richard Bradfield Research Award to investigate historical land fragmentation and it's effect on food security, involving in person interviews and supervision of data collectors.
Survey work, Malawi (2016-2017)
For my thesis, I designed and implemented a low-burden monthly survey on a mobile platform. My responsibilities included writing and coding the survey, training enumerators, and working closely with Catholic Relief Agency (CSR) on operational issues. I also provided real-time analysis of the data, which we shared with policymakers and government officials.
Consultant, Nepal (2015-2016)
Working with the World Bank, I designed and implemented agricultural extension training through a randomized control trial (RCT). I collected and digitized supplemental data on farmer group's monthly attendance and fees paid.
ODI fellow, Liberia (2012-2014)
As an ODI fellow I worked in the Ministry of Finance, advising the minister on investments in priority sectors: infrastructure, energy and agriculture. I also provided capacity building support to the Liberia Development Alliance, a newly formed national coordinating agency for government and donors
Co-founder, Masomo Mashinani, Kenya (2010-2012)
As an undergrad I helped launch a mentoring center in the Kibaki neighborhood of Nairobi, where university students tutored underprivileged kids. Our project was funded by the Projects for Peace Foundation.
Intern, National Unity and Reconciliation Commission, Rwanda (2008)
Teacher, Sonrise School, Rwanda (2007)